Art & Soul of Magic Valley, presented by the Magic Valley Arts Council, is the largest cash prize art contest in the Northwest held each year in Twin Falls, ID. The competition brings artists, businesses and community members together to award $43,000 in prize money, with top prize taking home $15,000. Art & Soul of Magic Valley will be April 14-29, 2017.

This unique Art and Community event offers fun, festivities, and excitement as artists’ works are seen by thousands of locals and visitors. Everyone 16 years old and older with a valid identification is encouraged to register to vote for their favorite art pieces. Public voting is free and determines all the winners.  In 2017 there will be more than 34 prize winners.

Artists’ works are showcased in Venues – Twin Falls city businesses, public offices and public spaces which become galleries for hundreds of pieces of art work displayed in multiple “neighborhoods throughout the city.”

Artists secure Sponsors to serve as the artist’s advocates.  Anyone can become a Sponsor: individuals, friends, family, civic groups or organizations, etc.

An artist must have both a sponsor and a venue to be entered into the contest. Artists submit an entry and application. The discounted Artist submission deadline is January 31, 2017.  Late registration runs February 1-7, 2017.

For more information, contact the Magic Valley Arts Council at 208-734-ARTS (2787).

2016 Interview with Art & Soul Founder Art Hoag

Go to the EVENTS Tab (above) to see all the Art & Soul events and arts related events taking place in our community April 14 – 29, 2017.

To find your favorite artists simply search by name or go the the CATEGORY tab and through the artists listed under each category.

Thursday April 13th:

All are invited to the official kick-off party for the 7th Annual Art & Soul of the Magic Valley from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Twin Falls Center for the Arts, home of the Magic Valley Arts Council.  Delight your senses with food, friends, and fun as we unveil this year’s art.  Enjoy live music and be among the first to register to vote!  195 River Vista Place.  For more information contact the Arts Council at 734-2787, www.magicvalleyartscouncil.org and the official Art & Soul website www.magicvalleyhasart.com.